Bloopers creep into bulletins

Party hailed a success, despite losses
The Augusta Chronicle was the project's main sponsor. Other party sponsors were: television station WRDW (Channel 12), Davis Broadcasting, Beasley Broadcasting, and the cities of North Augusta and Augusta.

Pocket change
The Internal Revenue Service has raised the mileage-deduction rate taxpayers can use for all miles driven in 2000 to 32.5 cents a mile, from 31 cents in 1999.

Business Briefs
The Augusta-Aiken Society for Human Resource Management has been designated an affiliate chapter of the national Society for Human Resource Management, a leading voice for the human resource profession.

Bigger is better for new homes
Today's homeowner is upsizing, even when, on the surface, it might seem impractical.

Example better than allowance

Business briefs
LONDON -- British pharmaceutical heavyweights Glaxo Wellcome PLC and SmithKline Beecham PLC said Friday that they've resumed merger talks. If successful, a union between them would create the world's largest drugmaker.

Business Briefs

Example better than allowance
Beginning this Sunday, The Augusta Chronicle will run a weekly column by Washington Post business columnist Michelle Singletary. Her column began in 1997 and deals with a wide variety of real-life financial situations.

Party hailed a success, despite losses

On the move
Lombard Fortson and Bennie E. Braswell Jr. have joined the staff of First Union Bank as financial specialists. Mr. Fortson will work out of Evans Financial Center. Mr. Braswell will be based out of the Peach Orchard Road branch.

Pocket change

Realty agents extol area home deals
Real estate agents love to say it; home buyers love to hear it: Single-family housing in the Augusta area is one of the best bargains around.

Business briefs

Dow closes at record high

Bigger is better for new homes

Dow closes at record high
NEW YORK -- Stocks rose sharply Friday, boosted by a strong earnings report from high-tech bellwether Intel and comments from Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan that indicate interest rates will be rising only slightly.

Realty agents extol area home deals

On the move

Radford tops Winthrop

Jaguars take road victory at Lander

UCLA shocks UNC

Augusta State meets Lander in grudge match

Georgia handles Bama

Kentucky hammers Gamecocks

Stanford women overcome 26-point deficit

USC Aiken gets back on track

Wofford pounds Southern

Young team has room to grow

Virginia fends off Clemson

Vols clobber Ole Miss

Georgia Tech surprises Maryland

Area college roundup

Drawdown Week is here

Grand jury's mission

Hits those who vilify South for slavery

Offers solutions to S.C. flag flap

Defends radio station's 'solution'

Thinks Karl Marx would be proud

Rebuts view of student persecution

Defends pitcher's freedom of speech

Blasts publication of funeral photo

Slams opinion poll on S.C. flag issue

Rips `intolerant' language in letters

Asks humane treatment of employees

Makes some predictions for Y3K

Offers emergency workers support

Urges gifts of Y2K hoard to food bank

More Colombia aid

Constructive debate

Urges Rocker critics to 'let it pass'

Search for tribe of women proved futile
Inhospitable and remote, the black water swampland of the Okefenokee was once thought to harbor a paradise: A mist-shrouded island said to be the home of the Daughters of the Sun.

'The Sopranos' returns on a high note
When one of his lieutenants returns after a long absence, jumpy Mafia boss Tony Soprano exclaims, ``I don't see you for all this time -- no word, nothing -- and this is how you come back to me?''

Bayou elegance fills home
Wanda Feske left her house in southern Louisiana six years ago, but her home in the Montclair subdivi sion reflects her undying love for her native state.

Allow your heart to open up
Congratulations! You made it to the year 2000, but do you really have it made? Did you cross over into this new era spiritually empowered or spiritually sluggish?

Dinner is served -- or is it supper?
Dear Carson: My family feels that the difference between supper and dinner is merely one of time of day. I believe it is more significant than that. Could you please advise me on this subject? -- Clarification Concern

In the know
Tonight marks the premiere of yet another drama from NYPD Blue creator Steven Bochco. The urban hospital drama City of Angels will get a special preview in the sweet spot at 8, after 60 Minutes, before moving to its permanent home at 8 p.m. Wednesdays this week.

Faith digest
In observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, retired Episcopal Bishop Duncan Montgomery Gray Jr. will speak at 6:45 p.m. Monday at Church of the Good Shepherd, 2230 Walton Way.

At Sarasota's Ringling Museum, art is the greatest show
SARASOTA, Fla. -- On March 23, 1927, the local newspaper's bold headline announced an event that would define the image of this tranquil resort town well into the future.

Still overcoming
Stepping through the halls of the Spice of Life east wing, Mattie Lawson shares memories that go back more than a decade.

Northwest mystique
OLYMPIA, Wash. -- There is no better way to enjoy this southern gateway to Puget Sound than from a kayak under blue skies on a sunny day.

China's regime believes religious groups threaten stability
BEIJING -- A series of recent clashes between the Chinese government and spiritual groups indicates that religion -- more than traditional political dissent -- has emerged in the eyes of the Communist Party as one of the most serious threats to its monopoly on power.

Members reflect on King's strength
``I wonder what that little boy can do,'' a fellow worshipper whispered to Maggie Shannon when a 25-year-old preacher of relatively short stature and no pastoral experience, a candidate to be their church's new pastor, stood to deliver his trial sermon. ``Give him a chance,'' Ms. Shannon replied.

Services will honor King's work
A religious service at noon Monday at First Baptist Church of Augusta in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. would probably have pleased the slain civil rights leader and Baptist minister

Webb retains lead in LPGA opener

Club still lacks head pro

Azinger rallies to five-stroke lead

Webb leads by seven strokes after third round

South Carolina prep scores

Georgia prep scores

High school scores

Thomson beats Westside

Bell's aunt disputes shot; S. Aiken wins call, game

Dublin High girls breeze past Greenbrier

Defense keys Laney girls' victory

ECHL notes

Lynx win in overtime

Lynx ledger

Lynx survive with win

Bloopers creep into bulletins
Today is a good time to consider that one of the best-read weekly publications has to be the church bulletin.

Flag meeting ends with sharply different views
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Listen to Gov. Jim Hodges, and there was progress at a three-hour meeting -- the latest to decide what to do with the Confederate flag above the Statehouse. But listen to other participants after Thursday's closed session at the Lace House on the Governor's Mansion complex and it sounded like some attended a different meeting. Hodges and June Murray Wells, president general of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, said a resolution was closer. ``It was a very positive and productive dialogue,'' said Hodges. Full story The Augusta Chronicle

Michelangelo's drawings coming to the High
ATLANTA -- The High Museum of Art will host a rare exhibition of Michelangelo's drawings in summer 2001. The ``Michelangelo: Drawings and Other Treasures from the Casa Buonarroti, Florence'' exhibit will feature two dozen of the Renaissance artist's drawings and will run from June 23 to Sept. 2, 2001. ``This is a great thing,'' said John Howett, retired professor of Renaissance art at Emory University. ``Michelangelo's paintings are nailed to museum walls and the sculptures don't travel. This is how you see Michelangelo.'' Most of the works are related to the artist's sculptural and architectural work at the Florentine church San Lorenzo -- where he designed the sacristy and Medici tombs -- and for the Sistine Chapel. ``Michelangelo's drawings are scattered around,'' Howett said. ``You don't see exhibitions often because it's too risky to lend. To have that many together is wonderful.''

Some critical of education reform plan
ATLANTA -- Republicans said it didn't go far enough and teacher organizations said it went too far as Gov. Roy Barnes took the wraps off his education reform plan. Barnes called it historic and challenged lawmakers to join him in taking bold new bipartisan steps. His proposal includes limited public school choice, makes students take more tests, rewards high-performance schools, prescribes corrective steps the state may take for schools performing below par, denies tenure to new teachers and gives communities more say about how their schools are run. Full story The Augusta Chronicle

Door open for further interest rate increases
WASHINGTON -- Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan is expressing new worries that the soaring stock market could lead to an overheated U.S. economy. Private economists viewed Greenspan's comments as a further indication that the Fed will boost interest rates at its next meeting on Feb. 1-2. But Wall Street investors pushed stock prices higher today, with the most closely watched indexes all in record territory. The Dow Jones industrial average was up 131 points at 11,713 with the technology-heavy Nasdaq composite index and the broader Standard & Poor's 500 index also showing big gains.

Still overcoming

Northwest mystique

Faith digest

Services will honor King's work

At Sarasota's Ringling Museum, art is the greatest show

Members reflect on King's strength

Allow your heart to open up

China's regime believes religious groups threaten stability

Search for tribe of women proved futile

In the know

'The Sopranos' returns on a high note

Dinner is served -- or is it supper?

Tragic case produces warning
AIKEN - In six months and seven days, Shayna Lively turns 21 -- the legal age to drink alcohol. But there will be no bubbly or balloons to celebrate her June 23 birthday. She is in a cramped cell serving a 25-year prison term for causing the deaths of an Augusta metal worker and his toddler girls while high on alcohol and cocaine.

State House approves code of ethics

School will add more grade levels
AIKEN -- Aiken Preparatory School has seen a lot of history, so Friday was no exception.

Flag stirs emotional debate in legislator
AIKEN -- Bill Clyburn's earliest memory of a Confederate battle flag was shaped in a dusty field near Camden, S.C., where he helped his sharecropper father pick cotton.

Civil Rights Celebration
Memories of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream were alive and well Friday as a church full of people who remember the Civil Rights era gathered to pay homage to the leaders and the foot soldiers in the struggle for equality -- and to look ahead.

'SAT' no longer

Tragic case produces warning

Flag stirs emotional debate in legislator

Officer earns general's stars

New NAACP chapter president seeks unity

School superintendent in Glynn County dies
BRUNSWICK, Ga. -- Glynn County schools Superintendent William F. Young, hospitalized with pneumonia since Tuesday, died Thursday. He was 58.

Board lacks an airport
Columbia County Airport Authority has five members and money in the bank. But there's no airport -- or even a plane -- in Columbia County.

State sees records shattered
AIKEN -- The last year of the 1990s was a record-breaker in South Carolina, Gov. Jim Hodges said Friday afternoon during a brief stop at the Aiken Municipal Airport.

SAT shows racial, economic biases
With six days left, the anxiety already has started for hundreds of students who will take the SAT on Saturday.

Across the area

Improvements need community input
Got a problem with Augusta? Now's your chance to help solve it.

Officer earns general's stars
With the one-star insignia of a brigadier general placed on her uniform, newly promoted Brig. Gen. Velma L. ``Von'' Richardson stepped to the podium and quoted another celebrity with Augusta ties.

'SAT' no longer
First, we have to get the name right. SAT is no longer an acronym for Scholastic Assessment Test.

State sees records shattered

Across the area: Fire forces family out of apartment
Augusta Housing Authority moved a mother and two children into another apartment after a fire broke out in their Underwood Homes living room Saturday, but fire officials said smoke damage likely will cost the family all its furniture and possessions.

County considers new mayor/CEO position

SAT's results easy to misuse
Although critics and even SAT's sponsor warns against using the test to weigh a school system's performance, we do it anyway.

GOP announces voucher plan
ATLANTA -- Republican state senators introduced their own plan Friday for setting up a system of school accountability and giving vouchers for private-school tuition to children assigned to poorly performing schools.

Parade honors unity message

Police arrest second man in slaying
Another man was charged in the slaying of a woman whose body was found in the trunk of a car during a traffic stop Jan. 7, and the man driving the car learned he could possibly face another charge at his bond hearing.

Party hailed a success, despite losses
Although sponsors say the Celebrate 2000 New Year's Eve Street Party was an affair to remember, ticket and merchandise revenues were insufficient to cover the event's cost.

Across the area
An Augusta man found guilty but mentally ill in a neighbor's 1998 slaying received a sentence of life in prison Friday. Ray A. Payne, 35, still has no memory of killing 69-year-old George H. Palmer on July 4, 1998, in Mr. Palmer's Deans Bridge Road home, his attorney, Peter Johnson, told the judge in Richmond County Superior Court.

Young team has room to grow

Arkansas judge denies bond for Kneece testimony is suspect
BENTONVILLE, Ark. -- Benton County sheriff's deputies brought Etheridge Kneece to Bentonville on Friday, where he pleaded innocent to capital murder charges.

Improvements need community input

County considers new mayor/CEO position
The move to add a full-time chairman to the Columbia County Commission is based on two things: accountability and accessibility.

Parade honors unity message
Finding ways to commemorate the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. has been a steady work in progress.

Flag meeting ends with sharply different views

New NAACP chapter president seeks unity
Alexander Smith's involvement with the civil rights movement be-gan the day he crossed off the word ``Negro'' on his military ap-plication and replaced it with ``black.''

Party hailed a success, despite losses

Flowers add colorful tale to mall show

State House approves code of ethics
ATLANTA -- The Georgia House ended the first week of the session by overwhelmingly adopting a code of ethics Friday aimed at sending voters a message that lawmakers are capable of policing themselves.

Across the area: Fire forces family out of apartment

Police arrest second man in slaying

Flowers add colorful tale to mall show
AIKEN -- Nearly a thousand flowers, a variegation of color, bloomed in a corridor of Aiken Mall on Saturday afternoon.

Crash's cause still unknown

School will add more grade levels

Some critical of education reform plan

Civil Rights Celebration

Arkansas judge denies bond for Kneece testimony is suspect

SAT shows racial, economic biases

Man arrested in connection with two 15-year-old killings
WOODBINE, Ga. -- A Jacksonville man has been arrested in connection with a double slaying at a rural church that has baffled Camden County authorities for 15 years.

SAT's results easy to misuse

UGA professor's son found dead at his home
ATHENS, Ga. - Athens-Clarke County police are searching for a 1994 blue Mazda Protege, the ``key piece of the puzzle'' surrounding the slaying Thursday evening of a 16-year-old Cedar Shoals High School student.

Juvenile charged in theft

Crash's cause still unknown
The cause of Thursday's plane crash in south Richmond County that killed an Evans man was still not known Friday.

Man arrested in connection with two 15-year-old killings

Juvenile charged in theft
A Jefferson County juvenile has been arrested in North Carolina and is wanted in Georgia on charges that he stole hundreds of thousands of dollars using a stolen identity.

School superintendent in Glynn County dies

Hardaway could be back in 7-10

Jordan may become NBA team president

Raptors top Bucks

Jordan-agent ties Wizards deal hurdle

NBA Capsules

Knicks rout Hornets

Hawks snap losing streak

Mr. Knick no longer The Man

Perot, Cuban sign agreement on Mavericks sale

Mavericks upset Blazers

NBA notes:Kukoc's future could be in L.A.

Magic sparks his Swedish team to another rout

Vermiel named top NFL coach

Question for Titans-Colts: Are you experienced?

McNair longs for good ol' days

Jeff George salvages career, Vikings' season

NFL previews

Young probably will be cleared for play

Jags humiliate Dolphins

Will the Titans need another miracle?

Tampa Bay likes rookie's chances

Dolphins limp, Jaguars strut into playoffs

49ers fire defensive backs coach Greg Brown

NFL weekend playoff schedule

Jaguars not satisfied until Super Bowl

Season ends with a thud for Marino

Taylor displays explosive speed

Bucaneers win a thriller

Noise could be factor

Rams have overcome every challenge

Mr. Romie Woodlief
Mr. Romie O. ``Woody'' Woodlief, 61, died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2000, at University Hospital.

Mrs. Mildred Knott
Mrs. Mildred H. Knott, 88, of Augusta, died Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2000, at Doctors Hospital.

Mr. Eddie Walker
HEPHZIBAH -- Mr. Eddie Willie Walker died Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2000, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital, Augusta.

Mr. William McDowell
Mr. BLACKVILLE, S.C. -- Mr. William ``Bill'' McDowell, 67, of Jones Bridge, died Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2000, at his residence.

Mrs. Neolyn Mock
SYLVANIA, Ga. -- Mrs. Neolyn Newton Mock, 69, died Friday, Jan. 14, 2000, at Screven County Hospital.

Mr. Joe Slater
WADLEY, Ga. -- Mr. Joe V. Slater, 85, of West Calhoun, died Friday, Jan. 14, 2000, at Jefferson County Hospital, Louisville.

Mr. Martin Berry
SALUDA, S.C. -- Mr. Martin Luther ``Mott'' Berry, 85, of Merryville Road, died Sunday, Jan. 16, 2000, at his residence.

Mrs. Claire Herrin
AIKEN -- Mrs. Claire MacDonald Herrin, 71, of Mohawk Drive, died Friday, Jan. 14, 2000, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.

Mr. Charlie Hallman
Mr. Charlie E. Hallman, 77, of Brinson Street, died Thursday, Jan. 13, 2000, at Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers.

Mr. Benjamin Walker
NEW ELLENTON -- Mr. Benjamin Jack Walker, 71, of Lee Street, died Thursday, Jan. 13, 2000, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers, Aiken.

Mr. Jim Ware
WASHINGTON, Ga. -- Mr. Jim Ware, 79, of Edgewood Road, died Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2000.

Mrs. Beth Phillips
HARLINGEN, Texas -- Mrs. Beth Cary Spivy Phillips, 93, died Thursday, Dec. 30, 1999.

Mr. Gordun Bathija
Mr. Gordun D. Bathija, 89, died Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2000, at St. Joseph Hospital.

Mr. C.W. Storey
AIKEN -- Mr. C.W. Storey, 74, of Morton Avenue Northeast, died Thursday, Jan. 13, 2000, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Mrs. Dora Myrick
AIKEN -- Mrs. Dora B. Scott Myrick, 80, of Edgefield Avenue N.E., died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2000, at her residence.

Mrs. Margaret Cason
THOMSON -- Mrs. Margaret S. Cason, 72, died Friday, Jan. 14, 2000, at McDuffie County Hospital.

Mr. Mark Crosby
SYLVANIA, Ga. -- Mr. Mark Joseph ``Papa Joe'' Crosby, 51, of Jarrell Pond Road, died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2000, at his residence.

Mrs. Melodie Newman
Mrs. Melodie Newman, 50, died Thursday, Jan. 13, 2000, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

Mr. Duane Carter
HARLEM -- Mr. Duane Eric Carter, 31, died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2000, in Columbia County.

Mrs. Carrie Mathis
THOMSON -- Mrs. Carrie Bell McCord Mathis, 82, of Hoey Street, died Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2000, at Thomson Manor Nursing Home.

Mr. Frances Hall
AIKEN -- Mr. Frances Hancock Hall, 80, of Vaucluse Road, died Thursday, Jan. 13, 2000, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.

Mrs. Reba McKinzie
SWAINSBORO, Ga. -- Mrs. Reba Ann Wommack McKinzie, 72, died Friday, Jan. 14, 2000, at Washington County Regional Medical Center, Sandersville.

Mr. Alvin Bettis
SANDERSVILLE, Ga. -- Mr. Alvin Bettis, 47, of West Floyd Street, died Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2000, at Washington County Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Hodge Benenhaley Jr.
GRANITEVILLE -- Mr. Hodge ``Ben'' Benenhaley Jr., 58, of Summer Breeze Drive, died Friday, January 14, 2000, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital, Augusta.

Mr. Charles Allen
Mr. Charles Allen, 58, of Gilbert Manor, died Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2000, at his residence.

Mr. Donald Coleman Sr.
Mr. Donald ``Donnie'' Coleman Sr., 51, of Harding Road, died Thursday, Jan. 13, 2000, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

Mrs. Mary Carpenter
DEARING -- Mrs. Mary A. Carpenter, 72, of Luckey's Bridge Road, died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2000, at her residence.

Mr. Edward Ryals
HARLEM -- Mr. Wilber Glynn Welch, 63, of County Line Road, died Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2000, at Doctors Hospital.

Mrs. Helen Warren
TENNILLE, Ga. -- Mrs. Helen Joiner Warren, 92, died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2000, at Washington Regional Medical Center, Sandersville.

Mrs. Joyce Doctor
VARNVILLE, S.C. -- Mrs. Joyce O'Della Doctor, 46, of Yemassee Highway, died Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2000, at Medical University of South Carolina Hospital, Charleston.

Mrs. Virginia Jones
Mrs. Virginia W. Jones, 81, died Sunday, Jan. 16, 2000, at Keysville Nursing Home, Keysville.

Mr. W. Glynn Welch
HARLEM -- Mr. Wilber Glynn Welch, 63, of County Line Road, died Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2000, at Doctors Hospital.

Mrs. Estell Williams
Mrs. Estell WilliamsST. ALBANS, N.Y. -- Mrs. Estell Mims Williams, 76, died Friday, Jan. 14, 2000, at Flushing Hospital, Queens.

Mrs. Emily Neal
Mrs. Emily Green Neal, 77, died Thursday, Jan. 13, 2000, at Beverly Manor Nursing Home.

Mrs. Mary Bennett
NUNEZ, Ga. -- Mrs. Mary ``Sible'' Alcott Bennett, 74, died Sunday, Jan. 16, 2000, at Emanuel Medical Center.

Mr. Robert Moore
SWAINSBORO, Ga. -- Mr. Robert Moore, 88, of West Main Street, died Thursday, Jan. 13, 2000, at Emanuel Medical Center.

Mr. Forrest Holley
AIKEN -- Mr. Forrest Eugene Holley, 76, of Laurens Street, died Friday, Jan. 14, 2000, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.

Mrs. Gwendolyn Evans
BATH -- Mrs. Gwendolyn Evans, 81, died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2000, at Beverly Healthcare, Aiken.

Mr. Raymond Dixon
Mr. Raymond DixonMr. Raymond Dixon, of Garlington Avenue, died Friday, Jan. 14, 2000, at University Hospital.

Mr. Herman Brown
SANDERSVILLE, Ga. -- Mr. Herman Brown, 75, of Yank Brown Road, died Thursday, Jan. 13, 2000, at Washington County Regional Medical Center.

Mrs. Alice Bunch
NORTH AUGUSTA -- Mrs. Alice Bell Mims Bunch, 63, of Casalina Drive, died Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2000, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Mrs. Linda Bunn
HEPHZIBAH -- Mrs. Linda Wilson Bunn, 47, died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2000, at Emory University, Atlanta.

Mrs. Ola Howell
JEWELL, Ga. -- Mrs. Ola Dye Howell, 95, died Thursday, Jan. 13, 2000, at Thomson Manor, Thomson.

Rev. T. Scott
STATESBORO, Ga. -- The Rev. T. Roe Scott, 86, of North Jackson Road, died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2000, at Candler County Hospital, Metter.

Mrs. Bessie Neeley
BELTON, S.C. -- Mrs. Bessie Rucker Neeley, 99, of Belhaven Road, died Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2000, at Anderson Area Medical Center.

Mrs. Mattie Wise
EDGEFIELD, S.C. -- Mrs. Mattie Willing Wise, 91, of Penn Street, died Sunday, Jan. 16, 2000, at Edgefield Health Care Center.

Mr. Willie Robinson
BLACKVILLE, S.C. -- Mr. Willie C. Robinson, 28, died Thursday, Jan. 6, 2000, in Virginia Beach, Va.

Mr. John Hall
HARLEM -- Mr. John Albert Hall, 68, of Tucker Road, died Friday, Jan. 14, 2000, at Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers, Augusta.

Mrs. Rebie Thompson
MILLEN, Ga. -- Mrs. Rebie Alice Brinson Dailey Thompson, 71, of Paramore Hill Road, died Saturday, Jan. 16, 2000, at her residence.

Mrs. Edith Hight
GREENSBORO, Ga. -- Mrs. Edith Pierce Alfriend Hight, 89, of South East Street, died Friday, Jan. 14, 2000, at Minnie G. Boswell Memorial Hospital.

Mr. Walter Moody
BATH -- Mr. Walter Richard Moody, 75, of Hampton Drive, died Thursday, Jan. 13, 2000, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers, Aiken.

Mrs. Carrie Mathis

Mrs. Rebie Thompson

Mr. Walter Moody

Mrs. Edith Hight

Mrs. Neolyn Mock

Mr. Joe Slater

Mrs. Ola Howell

Mr. Charles Allen

Mrs. Reba McKinzie

Mr. Gordun Bathija

Mrs. Claire Herrin

Mr. Robert Moore

Mr. Frances Hall

Mrs. Mary Carpenter

Mrs. Emily Neal

Mrs. Linda Bunn

Mrs. Margaret Cason

Mr. Duane Carter

Mr. Edward Ryals

Mrs. Virginia Jones

Mr. Raymond Dixon

Mr. Martin Berry

Mr. Charlie Hallman

Mr. Romie Woodlief

Mr. Benjamin Walker

Mr. Forrest Holley

Mrs. Joyce Doctor

Mrs. Mattie Wise

Mrs. Melodie Newman

Mrs. Gwendolyn Evans

Mrs. Mildred Knott

Mrs. Helen Warren

Mr. Willie Robinson

Mr. John Hall

Mrs. Alice Bunch

Mr. Hodge Benenhaley Jr.

Mr. Jim Ware

Mrs. Bessie Neeley

Mr. Donald Coleman Sr.

Mr. Mark Crosby

Mr. Alvin Bettis

Rev. T. Scott

Mrs. Beth Phillips

Mr. Herman Brown

Mr. William McDowell

Kent: Roy's reform; town center; Jane's conversion
Jane Fonda and Red friend in 1972 Hanoi.Roy's reform; town center; Jane's conversion

Sisler: Lawsuit could be costly rush to judgment
The law suit did not settle the question of who has the ``better ingredients'' and the ``better pizza,'' only who could not say they did. Pizza Hut sued Papa John's because of the latter's slogan, ``Better Ingredients, Better Pizza.'' The penalty, announced a few days ago, declared that Papa John's must stop using the slogan and pay $468,000 in damages. The ruling, based on a claim of deceptive advertising, says it is okay for Pizza Hut to say that they have the ``best pizzas under one roof.''

Many would like a great street party again
It's been about two weeks since the last person with the Celebrate 2000 Street Party walked off Broad Street the morning of New Year's Day, marking the end of the biggest celebration our city has ever produced.

Grand jury's mission
As Augustans seek a better quality of life for a new century, let's remember that the conduct and stewardship of our public officials have much to do with our community's future. That's why the special grand jurors recently empaneled to probe governmental operations and possible corruption have such an important task.

Constructive debate
In 1978 Bill Jackson called for modernizing Columbia County government and naming a professional county administrator. The reforms he and other visionaries implemented made the county one of the fastest-growing and attractive in Georgia.

Doubts reasons cited for abortion rate
I found the Jan. 7 front page article entitled ``Abortions continue to decline'' rather interesting and it normally would have been pleasing to many of us who believe that even one abortion is too many. Unfortunately, I am less excited about these statistics as I have significant problems with the assumptions upon which the conclusions are based. Vern Simon, Evans

Urges gifts of Y2K hoard to food bank
I am sick and tired of coping with hopelessness, called during 1999 ``Y2K Preparedness.'' Having hope has got to get back in style again! For almost all of 1999 we as a society, under the justification of the virtue of prudence ..., indulged in nay-saying, disaster preparedness, mock drills, calcu-lations of food consumption per person per day, buying guns and ammunition to defend our right to the only food and water on our block, etc. Michael J. Firmin, Augusta

Asks humane treatment of employees
Americans are experiencing record setting prosperity, yet many employees have become nothing more than faceless statistics with company ID numbers. Many employers have forgotten that their employees are people with real feelings that impact their families and co-workers. This is especially true for retirees. Many companies simply forget about retirees who were dedicated employees for many years. In some instances retiree benefits are taken away or reduced after retirement. Anne Cook, Augusta

Offers solutions to S.C. flag flap
The start of the Civil War, apart from the matter of slavery, actually arose out of both economic and political rivalry between an agrarian South and an industrial North and the issue of the right to secede from the Union. Terry Smith, North Augusta

Slams opinion poll on S.C. flag issue
Your Jan. 10 news article indicating that over half of South Carolinians want the flag removed from the Statehouse is another example of people keenly constructing polls to covertly sway public opinion. Public opinion polls can be orchestrated in a way to insure that the pollsters get exactly the results they want. Jason Goings, Graniteville

Urges Rocker critics to 'let it pass'
In reference to the Jan. 9 letter from Keith Smith, I have to add my own words to that -- ``You took the words right out of my mouth.'' James Turner, North Augusta

Hits forum for 'public incivility'
There has been much written regarding Atlanta Braves pitcher John Rocker's recent comments. In just a few statements, Mr. Rocker was able to offend a large majority of Americans. Unfortunately, his comments, however offensive, seem in keeping with much of the negative stereotyping The Chronicle chooses to publish every day in its editorial pages. William T. Browne, Evans

More Colombia aid
The Clinton administration, at the prodding of U.S. Sens. Paul Coverdell, R-Ga., Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Mike DeWine, R-Ohio, is commendably taking more aggressive steps to combat Marxist narco-terrorists in Colombia.

Blasts publication of funeral photo
When my husband died just a few years ago, I was cloaked in grief then and I still am today. However, if I thought that someone would ever have taken a picture of me in the saddened state I was in the day of the funeral and put it on the front page of a newspaper, I believe I would have immediately found a lawyer who would assist me in suing for invasion of privacy. Helen P. Villasor, Augusta

Rips `intolerant' language in letters
I would like to take issue with Anna Fellows' Jan. 9 letter defending the Rev. Timothy Fellows Sr., who in his Dec. 1 letter equated Hindus, Buddhists and Muslims to ``savages, pagans, and barbarians.'' Robert Linsenmayer, McCormick

Rebuts view of student persecution
A sense of horror and forebod-ing filled me as I read Ellen Goodman's Jan. 4 column on ``zero tolerance.'' Perhaps the writer is genuinely concerned about thechildren she mentions; however, her point of view arises from a terrible (and common) misconception. Ms. Goodman seems to think that the ``establishment'' (whether schools or social and law enforcement agencies) is determined to persecute today's youth. Nothing could be further from the truth. Carol Creamer, North Augusta

Boat casinos still afloat
Video poker is in its death throes, but South Carolina's other gambling menace, casino boat gambling, is still very much alive off the Palmetto State's coastline, particularly in Charleston -- at least for the moment.

Thinks Karl Marx would be proud
Karl Marx would be proud of the Jan. 8 Alexander Smith letter, ``Says group will overcome reactionaries.'' The tenor of his letter indicates he will accept this as a compliment. Merle Burkholder, Augusta

Kent: Roy's reform; town center; Jane's conversion
Jane Fonda and Red friend in 1972 Hanoi.Roy's reform; town center; Jane's conversion

Defends radio station's 'solution'
On Jan. 6 there was a letter from Kris Kristensen in reference to the increased number of radio commercials. It made fun of one of the stations because it aired two commercials on top of each other at the same time. Larry Stewart, Aiken

Sisler: Lawsuit could be costly rush to judgment
The law suit did not settle the question of who has the ``better ingredients'' and the ``better pizza,'' only who could not say they did. Pizza Hut sued Papa John's because of the latter's slogan, ``Better Ingredients, Better Pizza.'' The penalty, announced a few days ago, declared that Papa John's must stop using the slogan and pay $468,000 in damages. The ruling, based on a claim of deceptive advertising, says it is okay for Pizza Hut to say that they have the ``best pizzas under one roof.''

Offers emergency workers support
I am not a trained firefighter as the fire chief and our firefighters are. Therefore, I must not pass judgment about the River Creek blaze until a fair and honest evaluation of the fire has been conducted. Wayne A. Huffine, Hephzibah

Many would like a great street party again
It's been about two weeks since the last person with the Celebrate 2000 Street Party walked off Broad Street the morning of New Year's Day, marking the end of the biggest celebration our city has ever produced.

Makes some predictions for Y3K
With Y2K safely behind us, it is not too soon to anticipate Y3K. I predict that late in the year 2999 the following news stories will gain front-page attention: Tom Zwemer, Augusta

Wants referendum on S.C. flag issue
The headline in the Jan. 10 paper said, ``Survey: Most people want flag removed.'' I was a little surprised considering every poll conducted in recent times says just the opposite. Glenn Dedmondt, Johnston

Hits those who vilify South for slavery
I have read so many letters pro and con on the subjects and issues relating to the Confederate battle flag and slavery. So far, none seem to reach the heart of the matter; many of the most salient facts and issues remain untouched. Allen W. Johnson, Augusta

Drawdown Week is here
This is the week many have been waiting for -- the Army Corps of Engineers' temporary drawdown of the Savannah River to determine the impact if the New Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam is permanently decommissioned.

Defends pitcher's freedom of speech
If Roberto Alomar can spit on an umpire and continue to play baseball in the United States of America, then big ol' country boy (Braves pitcher John Rocker) should be able to express his own personal opinion. It is commonly called freedom of speech. Amanda Rabun, Wrens

Iran-US match more than just a game

Sponsorship shortfall to have impact on Olympic budget

Program targeting junior archers

Rocker gets mixed reviews in charity game

Fisk to wear Red Sox cap into Hall of Fame

Simon not convinced by Rocker's apology

Harlem bowhunter brings home bacon

Overtime: Triples help Russian beat U.S.'s Kwan

College football notebook: Recruits search for local talent

Gates scores a double in Georgia Field Trials

Cole hired as Alabama State coach, players unhappy

Furcal's ailment cause for Braves' concern

Help wanted: NFL, NBA make their pitch to minorities

Corinthians wins first Club World Championship

Two trades as 90 players file for arbitration

Lunar eclipse on Thursday will be visible across U.S.
ATLANTA -- The full moon is expected to turn brick red for more than hour Thursday in a lunar eclipse visible throughout the Americas.

Wild, wired West
DENVER -- While hooves thunder across the dirt floor of the Denver Coliseum, Sunni Deb Backstrom sits in an office near the livestock chutes, tapping rodeo results into a computer.

SRS computer security probed
Federal inspectors are reviewing Savannah River Site's computer-security procedures at U.S. Sen. Strom Thurmond's request.

Study bolsters idea that folic acid cuts birth defects
ATLANTA -- Women in 14 Texas border counties who had babies with birth defects and then took folic acid during a subsequent pregnancy greatly reduced the chance of having a second baby with spinal birth defects, according to government researchers.

WWF wins first cybersquatting case
GENEVA -- The World Wrestling Federation was declared the winner Friday in the first case decided under a new global system to curb ``cybersquatting'' -- the abuse of trademarks on the Internet.

Astronomers find black hole near Earth
ATLANTA -- Four bursts of X-ray energy have alerted astronomers to a black hole just 1,600 light years away from Earth, practically on the doorstep in astronomical terms.

Economy boom could be bad for earth
WASHINGTON -- The rise of the Internet and soaring stock markets threaten to obscure ``real-world'' troubles such as crises in water supplies and other resources, an environmental group said Saturday.

Man receives two new arms; progressing well
LYON, France -- A gutsy Frenchman who took up running marathons after being being maimed in a factory explosion four years ago received two arm transplants in the first operation of its kind, doctors said Friday.

Prices skyrocket for choice Internet real estate
NEW YORK -- As the Internet expands, newcomers could find their preferred Web addresses costing thousands or millions of dollars.

Telescope captures new views of the universe
ATLANTA -- A new space telescope has captured the most detailed images ever of one of nature's chemical factories, an ancient exploding star that is churning out elements essential to life.

Lowering gives rise to worry
For as long as John Tompkins can remember, the lazy Savannah River has lapped gently at the pilings in front of his home on Albeclauss Drive.

Lunar eclipse on Thursday will be visible across U.S.

WWF wins first cybersquatting case

Economy boom could be bad for earth

Astronomers find black hole near Earth

Lowering gives rise to worry

Telescope captures new views of the universe

Wild, wired West

Man receives two new arms; progressing well

Prices skyrocket for choice Internet real estate

Study bolsters idea that folic acid cuts birth defects